Legislators work to complete legal mechanisms on drug prevention, combat hinh anh 1Public Security Minister To Lam addresses the session (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly deputies discussed the draft revise Law on Drug Prevention and Control on October 24, as part of their ongoing 10th session.


According to Public Security Minister To Lam, the Law on Drug Prevention and Control 2020, which was revised and supplemented in 2008, has created an important legal foundation for the State management over drug-related issues.


However, the law comprises some contents that are incoherent with the Criminal Code and a number of relevant laws, affecting the efficiency of drug prevention and control.


At the same time, the changes in the situation and the newly-emerged social relations related to drug prevention and control have led to the demands in the designing of suitable regulations, he said.


Stressing the need to revise the Law on Drug Prevention and Control, Minister Lam said that the revision will help complete the legal mechanisms and policies on drug prevention and combat, while promoting the strength of the whole political system, agencies, and individuals in the work, increasing resources for the work, and preventing drug to enter the country.


He said that the bill is built on the foundation of the Law on Drug Prevention and Control 2000 and the detailing of three groups of policies stated in the proposal of drafting the bill approved by the Government.


The bill comprises eight chapters and 69 articles, with 15 new articles compared to the old one.


At the session, deputies also listened to a report verifying the bill delivered by head of NA Committee for Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh./.